1 bedroom ground floor near Royal Jubliee Hospital and Fernwood Village
Neil and Heidi Piller
- english, finnish, Some Spanish and French
About Neil and Heidi Piller
My wife Heidi and I, and our two school-aged children, love spending time outdoors (canoeing, hiking, kayaking and surfing) and traveling. Our main base is in Vancouver but we also spend time with our family in Victoria and at our home on Mayne Island. Most of our rental properties are long term but we are pleased to offer this unit for shorter term rentals. We have two fully suites in Fernwood House available for 1-12 month rentals. View our other VRBO studio listing at 875580. We are members in good standing with Landlord BC and enjoy taking good care of our tenants and our rental properties.
Neil and Heidi Piller purchased this Apartment in 2016
Why Neil and Heidi Piller chose Fernwood
in 2016 we purchased the six-unit Fernwood House in Victoria so we would have a place to stay when we are on Vancouver Island. The Ferwood area has a great vibe and we love walking up the Cornerstone Cafe for a coffee or to the Fernwood Inn for dinner. We have just finished renovating and furnishing this unit for rentals of 1-12 months. We have stayed at many VRBO properties around the world and know that you will enjoy this great central location in Victoria.
What makes this Apartment unique
Fernwood House was built in 1913 as a large single family home. More recently it was converted to a legal six-plex. For more history on this great neighborhood visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernwood,_Greater_Victoria
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Relaxing and Comforting
The overall property is really comforting and relaxing. the Neighborhood is friendly and peaceful.
I took walks to the organic grocery store and cafe about 6 blocks down. Parking for this unit was great (back yard) as street parking can be challenging in this part of town. also a Taxi ride down town is only about $10.
I was easily able to complete my laundry when others weren't using it, everyone is fairly peaceful. For me, the only time it may have been loud was there was maybe a family staying above me and they banged around and might have had a basket ball at one point but other than that, everyone is
pretty respectful and I doubt you'll hear much else and I'm pretty sound sensitive.
Neil is really friendly and nice to work with, my the table needed a quick repair and he came by and fixed it in less than 5 minutes. He was also kind enough to let both my parents stay for a few days as they helped me adjust to Victoria.
All utilities and appliances work great, the internet cut in and out at times but I never had a problem with work or recreation. The addition of Netflix and various entertainment options saved me a few times on rainy days!
Also Willow beach and Gonzalas beach are about 10 and 12 minutes away by car.
Fernwood house is excellent
Fernwood house is cozy, clean, comfortable, and conveniently located. We were very happy using it as our base to visit family nearby. The kitchen is well equipped, and there are nice cafes and a park close at hand. I would strongly recommend Fernwood House. We hope to return.
Clean, cozy & convenient!
My husband and I wintered here from Jan 1 - Mar 30, 2019. The suite was nicely renovated, and was clean and well-equipped with pretty much everything we needed. The other residents were quiet and respectful - we had no noise/party issues at all. As noted in a previous review, we could hear footsteps from the suite above during the day/early evening (not at night), but they were not obtrusive. The bed and linens were very comfortable. We had a few instances of sporadic internet connection/speed issues, but they did not last long and were infrequent.
The neighbourhood was lovely - a nice combination of older homes with families and converted rental properties. The neighbours next door were also quiet and the location was very convenient. We love to walk, so we walked pretty much anywhere we wanted to go (bus service was about a 2 minute walk as well, although we did not use it) - we shopped at Thrifty's Hillside or Fairway Quadra (15-20 mins) almost every day; the Fernwood Inn and Fernwood Pizza were favourites (10 mins); Koffi and the Little Local General Store (8 mins) were also great nearby places. There were also a couple of convenience stores within an 8-10 min walk. Downtown Victoria and Oak Bay were about 30 mins and Cook Street Village was about 40. We did rent a car for about 10 days twice to explore other parts of the city and Island, so we did any "big" grocery runs at that point.
Checking in and out was very easy and Neil and Heidi were really helpful and easy to work with. We recommend Neil and Heidi's clean, cozy and convenient suite in this lovely established neighbourhood of Victoria as an excellent value vacation rental property.
Suited me perfectly to what I required
Very quiet, cozy and modern...centrally located close to downtown....a perfect relaxing and healing environment...
A cozy and clean stay in fernwood
This place is in a lovely neighbourhood. Its spotless and is recently renovated. Neil is very responsive and after a 3 week stay, I would happily return. Thank-You so much!
Neil and Heidi put a lot of thought into furnishing the unit to make a guest’s stay a delightful one. From the kitchen furnishings and supplies, the laundry supplies, and the closet storage down to the clothes hangers provided, I really appreciate what you both have done to make my stay a delightful one. The unit is well prepared for guests.
The location, let me list the pluses. One plus - close to downtown in a nice residential area. Two pluses - there are two local convenience stores right around the corner and across from each other, about a 5-10 minute walk from the unit. Three pluses - the local coffee shop, next to one of the stores, is where everyone gathers for company and coffee. Four pluses - there is a pizza place and a restaurant down the street, about a 15 minute walk from the unit. Five pluses - the bus stop to downtown is just steps away from the unit.
Again, thank you Neil and Heidi for a most delightful stay. I hope to stay again in the future!
Carole in Unit #1
Thank you so much, Carole. We are so glad you enjoyed you stay and discovered the neighbourhood. I’m sure our future guests will appreciate the great tips. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Neil and Heidi